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( robin ) happening today... former san francisco mayor gavin newsom will be sworn in as clifornia's newest governor. newsom will take the oath of office at noon today. he has promised to focus his administration on policies that impact children and families, coming up at 6:00 this morning... kron 4's will tran will be live in sacramento with a preview of today's innauguration. and we will be streaming the inauguration live on our mobile app and on kron 4 dot com. ( robin ) our top story at 4:30... as a result of the partial government shutdown... our national parks are suffering -- with trash piling up. kron four's philippe djegal reports from san francisco... where two
state lawmakers drew attention to the issue... pointing the blame squarely on president trump. rep. jared huffman/congr essman- "its his problem. uh, he shutdown the government. he needs to be reminded of the real consequences of his trantrum" emersed in the elements... stepping in for furloughed national park service employees who would normally be doing this kind of work...rep. jackie speier/congresswoman- "it's foolish on so many levels." congresswoman jackie speier... and, congressman jared huffman... putting a spotlight on the damage already done as a result of the partial government shutdown.rep. jackie speier/congresswoman- "we do know that, uh, we've got three deaths now in our national parks. uh, the recommendation is that they be closed becse to wildlife." the state leaders picking up trash piling up at lands end and ocean beach in san francisco saturday. both areas among several parts of the golden gate national recreation area neglected... pending a compromise between lawmakers and president trump to end the
stalemate.rep. jared huffman/congressman- "even if he got the full five billion he's demanding -- it would only cover a fraction of the cost of this le long monolith that he's trying to create. uh, it won't happen."rep. jackie speier/congresswoman- "when we had a 16 day shutdown in 2013, it cost the taxpayers of this country between four and six billion dollars. we're not saving any money here. it's costing us money." volunteers with the group sf-dog worked through the wind and rain as well... grabing potentially harmful debris to wondering pets.rep. jared huffman/congressman- "and, i'm gonna take this trash back to the white house next week and actually deliver it to donald trump." and, a recology truck was on standby to haul the load away. in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. ( robin ) local businesses near federal buildings are also feeling the effect of the government shutdown. coffee shops, pizzerias and cafes near the oakland federal building ... have all seen a drastic drop in sales because the number of federal building employees and visitors ... has dropped. for example, the 'city cup coffee shop' has seen a 60- peendecrease in
customers... ( robin ) the vendors which provide supplies are seeing a drop in orders from those businesses, potentially causing them to lose money as well. ( robin ) it has been more than 3- months since the salesforce transit center in san francisco was shutdown after the discovery of two cracks in the structure. now... repair plans have been approved... but it is still unclear how soon buses will resume rolling through the facility. kron 4's dan kerman has the latest. progress is being made towards the eventual repair and reopening of the salesforce transit center, which was shutdown a month after it's opening last august when two cracks were found in steel beams on the bus deck above fremont streetsot christine falvey/transbay joint powers authority :15the repair has
independant peer reviewers that has been enpaneled by mtc, so now the tjpa is purchasing steel to begin those repairs.a repair completion date has not yet been set, but even when the repairs are completed that doesn't mean the center will immediately reopensot mike engelhardt/chair, transit center peer review panel :37as part of our due diligence the entire team is looking at whether there are other locations within the transit center that have the potential for brittle fractureuniversity of texas at austin structural engineering professor mike engelhardt chairs the independant panel reviewing the transit center repair project. he says the panel has now started to review thousands of construction drawings to make sure no other parts of the transit center have the potential for cracking.sotour goal is to amke sure when the transit center reopens we have a high degree of confidence the structure is safe.standup dan kerman/sf 118 if the panel sees anything there will then be a visual inspection and then a determination of there needs to be a fix.. that's why it's unclear eactly when this facility will reopen. in san francisco, dan kerman kron 4 news.
( robin ) officers broke up a sideshow in a north bay parking lot after months of complaints. c-h-p and santa rosa police targeted the drivers in a special operation.. over the course of the last few months... police received complaints about sideshows on the weekends. people say they were happening in the parking lots of target and best buy on santa rosa avenue and the coddingtown mall. various drivers were "spinning donuts" and "peeling out". 23 people were given citations. ( robin ) in national news... a texas man is now facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of seven- year-old jazmine barnes.
this after week-long manhunt. david daniel has the details. nat: "capital felony of capital murder of a person under ten years of age."suspect connection with the shooting death of jazmine barnes --the texas second grader fatally shot while riding in the car with her family.laporsha washington / jazmine barnes' mother: "you took a life .. you took a 7-year-old life and you can never replace that" eric black junior appeared in court early sunday morning -- ed gonzalez / harris county sheriff: "the harris county homicide detectives formally charged eric black jr. with capital murder in the death of jazmine barnes."jazmine, her mother and her three sisters were making a convenience store run on december 30 when a man fired several rounds into their car.laporsha washington / jazmine barnes' mother: "i didn't even hear the first gunshot, all i remember is my glass shattering on my window and then i heard the gunshots go off -- pow, pow, pow."police took statements from jazmine's family on scene --using their descriptions of the suspect to create a composite sketch they said depicts a white man in
his forties.but an anonymous email tip led harris county investigators to eric black junior -- a 20-year-old black man.he was taken into custody during a traffic stop for not using his turn signal. officials say black admitted he was driving the vehiclauthor confirmed the identity of the other passenger ...but police say barnes' family was not targeted by the gunmen.ed gonzalez / harris county sheriff: "this was likely a case of mistaken identity, where the intended tarkets were likely someone else." ( robin ) friends and family will gather on tuesday morning to remember jazmine. her funeral will be held at noon -- mourners plan to release purple balloons -- jazmine's favorite color. (robin) coming up next on the kron 4 morning news ... there is an increase in flu cases across the country. the warnings from doctors coming up. (robin) and here's a live look outside... at the embarcadero.
( robin ) in national news... it is the first full week under a democratic house of representatives in washington. new speaker nancy pelosi has promised to work with republicans. kron 4's washington correspondent morgan wright takes a look at whether congress can actually work together. i pledge that this congress will be transparent, bipartisan and unified... in her address to the 116th congress - speaker of the house nancy pelosi vowed to reach across the aisle -- providing hope for compromise between democrats and republicans. despite current division president trump says he hopes the two sides can accomplish many things... hopefully we're gonna have a lot of things that we can get done together and i think it's actually going to work out. with democrats regaining control of the house of representatives - republican congressman tom reed of new york, a member of the problem solvers caucus is committed to working with his democratic colleagues. we have to get the house of representatives working for the people again congressman reed even voted in
favor of the democratic rules change in the house. voting for the rules package is something that hasn't been done in i think close to 20 years with a republican going over to the other side - vice versa. but i'm really trying to put my voting card to where my voice has been congressman reed says it's time to break the gridlock in washington. the two chambers first show of bipartisanship will likely have to come as they work to resolve the partial government shutdown. i think people don't want the type of chaos that we're experiencing right now in dc to continue... what they really want is they want a government that functions. with both sides claiming they want to work together - it remains to be seen if they ácan to find a solution to the government shutdown.in washington, morgan wright ( robin ) 4 your health this morning... doctors are warning about the chances of the flu spreading as people return to work and school. kron 4's justine waldman reports on the high levels of flu activity making people really sick. nats that achy, hot, miserable feeling is hard to mistake -- it's the flu and being sick can last for days.doctor
alexander evens tells kron 4 news, right now the flu is spreading quickly.sot we are seeing more cases it is picking up especially after the holidaynew numbers from the cdc show 24 states including california are showing widespread levels of flu outbreaks.those are the state in reds.orange on the ma means regional outbreaks. yellow means local.in california, all but 5 counties are reporting elevated flu activity.and so far, 13 children across the country have died.including, allison eagle speaker from montana, her mother says she passed away 48 hours after first becoming ill.sot mom crystal white / allison's mother"the illness hit her really hard and really fast. for it to just take her life, tithing prepares you for how fast it moves."children, especially, ones under 4 years old are vulnerable to h1n1 - which is this years predominate flu strain.sot their immune systems are not fully developed.standup "with several months of the flu season still ahead. doctors say it is not too late to get a flu shot. which seems to be working against this years flu virus." sot it looks so far that the vaccine got it right however the vaccine is not perfect80 percent of the children who died from the flu last year did not get the vaccine, according to the cdc. the peak of flu season is likely to hit this month.in marin county justine waldman kron 4 news.
in entertainment news... the first weekend of the new year looked a lot like the last weekend of last year at the box office... david daniel takes a look at the weekend's top five movies. "bumblebee" began the year in fifth place: 12-point-eight million dollars gave the "transformers" spinoff a domestic total of 97-million. "spider-man: into the spider- verse" is at 134-million domestic after a fourth-place weekend worth 13-million dollars. "mary poppins returns" dropped a spot to third place: 15-point-eight million dollars gave the sequel 139-million domestic. "how do we get out of here?" "it's 'fahrenheit 451!'" "escape room" benefitted from being the weekend's only new wide release: the thriller
debuted in second place with 18-million dollars, double its reported budget."you are part of something deeper. you are the bridge between land and sea."for the third straight weekend, "aquaman" ruled the seas, and the box office: 30-point-seven million dollars sent the super-hero flick past the quarter-billion mark in domestic ticket sales. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. ( robin ) coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news... we are just hours away from gavin newsom becoming the next governor of california. what he says you can expect from his administration. ( robin ) and we are now in the third week of the government shutdown with no end in sight and the impact is starting to hit the bay area even harder. ( john ) and i am tracking your bay area forecast.
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